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Featured Project

This exquisite black walnut headboard shows that hand carving is not
obsolete. From design to layup to finished project, pictures and video
detail the process beautifully.

Shop Pet Poll

Have you added your furry friend to the tally in WOODWEB's first-ever
Shop Pet Poll? If not, now's the time ... or answer to the likes of Petunia!
(pictured below).

After voting, we hope you'll add a picture of your pet here:

Lumber Buying Guide

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Hot Threads

How do you deal with designs that are sure to disappoint the owner and
most likely tarnish your reputation? Tactfully communicating with a designer
whose specs are impractical, unnecessarily expensive, or otherwise
problematic is the topic here.

Insufficient CNC vacuum hold down means parts are occasionally moving.
Can the basic components and procedures be tweaked for better stability?

The brainstorming stage for a shop Standards and Procedures document
is underway at the Business Forum. Getting those rules out of the owner's
head and onto paper, so they can become practice, is the goal.

Can you help turn this shop into a lean, mean raised-panel-door machine?
Tips for streamlining production are discussed here:

Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

The following companies recently created free web pages at the
Woodworkers Directory. Create yours at:

Dura Supreme

J Wanamaker Cabinetry & Woodwork

Richard King & Sons

Custom Wood Turning

Web Marketing 101

Wondering if your website is being picked up by the search engines?
Here's a nice weekly / monthly SEO (search engine optimization) checklist
of basic things to monitor. These don't guarantee high search rankings, but
should keep you in the ball game, watching the fundamentals.
The Once-A-Week SEO Checklist

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

Web highlights:

  • Video Demos Online
  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

Knowledge Base Highlights

See a complete list of the most recent additions to our Knowledge Base at:

A question about choosing a panel saw slips into familiar territory: would
a slider be better? That all depends, of course; cabinetmakers share their
experiences with both.

How to flatten this hefty, reclaimed plank? It's CNC versus planer in a hotly
contested debate...

Here are a few thoughts on quality issues with tambour doors, and some
nice pictures of a related router jig setup.

This detailed advice on applying and removing veneer tape includes sanding
and finishing veneered panels afterward.

A bad case of chip-out on some laminated door edges leads to an
informative discussion of AWI standards and quality specifications,
along with some good guesses about what caused the unacceptable

When vacuum isn't doing the job, should a spoilboard be screwed down
to a phenolic CNC table?

Featured Forum Technical Advisor

Dr. Gene Wengert is Professor Emeritus in Wood Processing, Department
of Forestry, at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He frequently
contributes to trade journals serving the primary lumber processing industry,
and is president of The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC, through which he provides
educational and consulting services to lumber processing firms. Visit the
Sawing and Drying Forum at:

Video Pick

TaylorCraft Cabinet Door Company features a video detailing the process
and equipment used to make radius cabinet doors, and a video detailing
their 100% yield.
To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down
to TaylorCraft's video links:

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